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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Choden Rinpoche
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May 28, 29 and 31st. Mahamudra literally means 'great seal'. Mahamudra is an advanced form of Buddhist meditation practice, comprising methods of attaining a direct introduction to the nature and essence of the mind. These teachings are open to all and one may attend any or all of the classes.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Venerable Choden Rinpoche, Mahamudra, Meditation
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Buddhist Psychology; Mind and Mental Process (Lorig) Complete Series Basic Buddhist Studies Program Emily Hsu "All human accomplishment is preceded by correct cognition." Mind and Mental Process (Lo Rig in Tibetan) begins with the study of mind, both in its valid and distorted forms along with the relationship between subject and object, and between thought and reality. The second part of the class introduces us to Buddhist psychology, where we'll study the various positive &...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Jon Landaw
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Join the author of Buddhism for Dummies, Jon Landaw, for a dynamic introduction to Buddhism, with a particular emphasis on the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Introduction to Buddhism
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Choden Rinpoche
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Ven. Choden Rinpoche Seven Point Mind Training Transforming Problems into the Path Choden Rinpoche gives a 3 part teaching using the classical, and very practical text, Seven Point Mind Training by the Kadampa master, Geshe Chekewa. The practice of thought transformation (Lo Jong) goes back to the Buddha from whom it has been transmitted from guru to disciple for more than two thousand years. About 1000 years ago, Atisha received these instructions from his guru, Serlingpa and brought them into...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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This course is an in depth study of the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment (lam-rim). It is based on Lama Tsongkhapa's brilliant and insightful middle-length commentary of the lam-rim, the stages of the path to enlightenment. This is an ongoing course of study which covers all the main topics presented by the Buddha in the sutras such as precious human rebirth, the three scopes, impermanence, past and future lives, refuge, karma, the four noble truths, emptiness and bodhicitta. It is taught...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Sarah Thresher
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Ven. Sarah Thresher What is a Buddhist? What qualities or beliefs make one a Buddhist? Do you have to act any differently or is this an inner change? Can you be both Buddhist and Christian or Jew? Ven. Sarah Thresher, an English Buddhist nun, gives a inspiration talk on understanding ourselves, no matter what label we place upon the self.
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Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Sarah Thresher, Buddhist teachings, Spiritual
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
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The Spiritual Teacher These lectrues explore the role of the teacher on the spiritual path: the need for a teacher, the qualities of a teacher, the qualities of a student, and how to relate to a teacher for greatest benefit in one's spiritual life. We consider the challenges we face when thinking of entering into a guru-disciple relationship and how to overcome these skillfully. The basis of the achievement of any goal, whether one seeks to become a pianist or a painter, is one's teacher. This...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Losang Monlam
Source: Discovering Buddhism Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Face Your Fear̉̉Kill Your Ego Ven. Robina Courtin In these times, our experience of the external world is filled with fear, anxiety and anger. Yet within this state of conflict, we can investigate the mental states that give rise to the experience, forming the basis on which to transform our experiences. Ven. Robina Courtin will present useful strategies for freeing ourselves from fear, anger and resentment, as well as for learning to live with greater tolerance, love and forgiveness....
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Robina Courtin
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
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The wisdom of emptiness is the ultimate teaching in Buddhism; its main tenet is that our suffering is caused by our inability to perceive the true nature of reality. These teachings on emptiness are very subtle, profound and deeply transforming, Yet with correct understanding, we can shift our experience of the world. In this course, we'll begin to explore these ideas through meditation, understanding the process of attaining the wisdom understanding emptiness and practice some of the...
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Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Wisdom, Emptiness
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Lobsang Chokyi
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Introduction to Tantra Discovering Buddhism Ven. Lobsang Chokyi Learn the definition of tantra, how tantra works and why it is a powerful form of practice. Get a broad overview of the four classes of tantra and learn how to practice simple Kriya tantric methods. In addition, find out how to integrate the practices of tantra with lam-rim meditation for optimal results.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tantra
Source: Discovering Buddhism
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Sunday morning service is a great way to inspire your week. Join us for a short guided meditation, group prayers, and a short inspirational talk with resident teacher, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, or special guests if Geshe-la is out of town. This group is all the services in August, 2011.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Songs of Experience
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Understanding the Buddhist Path A series of talks on the Buddhism Spring 2007 Join a series of western teachers giving their perspective on such topics as the mind, the spiritual teacher, meditation, suffering, impermanence, loving kindness and compassion and the wisdom of emptiness. Not to be missed.
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Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Stages of the Path, Lamrim
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Commentary on Vajrayogini Sadhana Please Note: This commentary is restricted to those with empowerment into Highest Yoga Tantra. Vajrayogini is one of the meditational deities of mother tantra, the principle source explaining the method for generating the blissful clear light. Vajrayogini, the diamond meditator, is the female embodiment of the wisdom of the inseparability of great bliss and emptiness. One of the special features of her path is that it contains methods for practicing the...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Vajrayogini, Meditation, Tantra, Yoga Tantra,...
Source: Practice Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Buddhist Philosophy; Tenets: Madhyamika School Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Tenets. Based on the idea that the Buddha taught different things to different people in line with their capacities, Tibetan scholars systematized the numerous trends in Indian Buddhist thought and taught the four schools of Tenets (Drubtha) as a means to approach the most profound philosophical teachings via more accessible levels. The text that is the basis for study of this subject gives a brief overview of the...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Wisdom, Emptiness, Geshe Dakpa, Madhyamika,...
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by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Four Opponent Powers Practice of Purifying Negative Actions To purify our negative karma we must practice the four opponent powers: the power of regret, the power of reliance, the power of remedy, and the power of resolve. Within these four, one begins by reflecting on regret; the awareness that actions we have committed bring suffering to ourselves and others. We further identify the reliance (or refuge) of one such as the Buddha, who inspires us with his example; with the power of remedy we...
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Preliminary Practices Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Practice Program Tse Chen Ling Center As Buddhist practitioners, we formalize our daily according to the outline described in the Stages of the Path. The practice is divided into the preliminary practices; the actual meditation session and the concluding practices. In this series of lectures, Geshe-la teaches on the six preliminary practices prior to beginning a meditation session. From cleaning the room to visualizing the refuge field, these...
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by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Buddhist Philosophy; Tenets: Sautantrika School Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Based on the idea that the Buddha taught different things to different people in line with their capacities, Tibetan scholars systematized the numerous trends in Indian Buddhist thought and taught the four schools of Tenets (Drubtha) as a means to approach the most profound philosophical teachings via more accessible levels. The text that is the basis for study of this subject gives a brief overview of the assertions on...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Wisdom, Emptiness, Geshe Dakpa, Sautantrika
Source: Basic Buddhist Studies Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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These teachings on the bodhisattva's activities are based on Shantideva's inspirational verses for the person dedicated to the enlightenment of all beings. Geshe Dakpa will continue where he left off last year, with Chapters 4, 5 and onward as time permits. This commentary will continue throughout the year with at least two additional terms. Students are welcome to join at any time.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Tse Chen Ling, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Shantideva, Way of Life
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by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Kalachakra Introduction Kalachakra means Time-Wheel, as "Kala" is Sanskrit for Time and "Cakra" (or Chakra) is Wheel in Sanskrit. One could also translate it as Time-Cycles. Much in this tradition revolves around the concept of time and cycles: from the cycles of the planets, to the cycles of our breath and the practice of controlling the most subtle energies within one's body on the path to enlightenment. The Kalachakra deity represents omniscience, as everything is under...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Stages of the PathLamrim Calm Abiding Meditation "With study comes understanding; but this must be put to use. It is therefore vital to put as much as one can of what one has studied into practice." The Stages of the Path (lam.rim) is the celebrated synthesis of the essential teachings of sutra, from guru devotion and renunciation up to supreme altruism and the view of the Middle Way. Based on the classical Middling Lam.rim studied in monasteries, these teachings are easy to...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
Source: Basic Buddhist Studies Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi
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All levels. This workshop/retreat will specifically focus on the 7-Point Mind training by Geshe Chekawa. Its practical application is enormous, and it is radical in that it has the power to completely transform our lives into a tool for awakening our minds and learning to benefit others. This is the perfect workshop for people who are trying to figure out how to integrate the Buddhist teachings into crazy urban life in the 21st century. This course includes instructions in tonglen, a simple...
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Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi, Tonglen
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Sunday morning service is a great way to inspire your week. Join us for a short guided meditation, group prayers, and a short inspirational talk with resident teacher, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, or special guests if Geshe-la is out of town. This group is all the services in September, 2011.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
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Discovering Buddhism- Wisdom of Emptiness Ven. Losang Monlam The realization of emptiness is crucial for the attainment of liberation and enlightenment. Take this opportunity to enhance your ability to bring about this realization. Learn how to develop calm abiding and different methods to use in meditation on emptiness. Practice accumulation of merit and purification of obstacles - indispensable for generating realizations within the mind. Various Topics Covered: Misunderstandings about...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Emptiness, Philosophy, Mahayana, Meditation, Ultimate Truth,...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Ven. Robina Courtin The Ultimate Makeover Transforming your Life with Karma and Dependent Arising The Buddha taught that we create our own reality and that none of us, and nothing in our world, exists independently of anything else. Each of us is interdependent with every person and every thing. Understanding how this process works is the key to our own happiness and achieving our true potential. Learning how to work with these two together can literally allow you to utterly create a whole new...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Robina Courtin, Makeover, Karma, Dependent...
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Lobsang Chokyi
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Death is something we all have to face. Each us will one day die, and until that day, we'll also lose many of our closest relatives and friends. It's only natural to want to face death peacefully and without fear, but without preparation, that may be difficult due to our anxiety, ignorance and attachments to the things of this life. This 7-class course will look at the Tibetan Buddhist approach to dying, death and rebirth and how to best prepare for these undeniable and immensely important...
Topic: Lobsang Chokyi, death, rebirth, buddhism, tibetan buddhism, tse chen ling
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Use Your Wisdom Ven. Robina Courtin Ven. Robina Courting discusses how one can apply the subtle teachings on emptiness in a practical down-to-earth everyday way.
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Sangye Khadro
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Understanding the Heart Sutra Ven. Sangye Khadro The Heart Sutra is a member of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajñāpāramitā) class of Mahāyāna Buddhist literature, and along with the Diamond Sutra, is considered to be the primary representative of the genre. It consists of just 14 shlokas or verses in Sanskrit and 260 Chinese characters in the most prevalent Chinese version, Taisho Tripitaka Vol. T08 No. 251, translated by Xuan Zang. This makes it the most highly abbreviated version of the...
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Geshe Dakpa Shantideva Chapter Five
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Medicine Buddha Ritual Practice Led and Explained by Ven. Robina Courtin This is a recording of a Medicine Buddha Puja (practice) performed at Tse Chen Ling Center, led by Ven. Robina Courtin (with explanation).
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Medicine Buddha Puja
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Applying the Five Forces Often these are referred to In Tibetan Buddhism, as practices relating to the time of death; however they are practices to be cultivated throughout one's life. Reciting the names of the buddhas, reciting mantras, reciting certain sutras; meditating on emptiness; making offerings; and anything done in relation to images. Here Geshe Dakpa provides simple and practical advice to carry out the five forces. Buddhism, Buddhist Mind Training, Emptiness, Selflessness, Dependent...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Lobsang Chokyi
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The wisdom of emptiness is the ultimate teaching in Buddhism; its main point is that our ignorance is based on our mistaken perception of the true nature of reality. The teachings on emptiness are profound,and deeply transforming, yet with correct understanding, we can shift our experience of the world. Wisdom conjoined with compassion, generates a new relationship with our inner and outer spiritual journey. In this course, we begin to explore these ideas through meditation, understanding the...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Ven. Lobsang Chokyi, Wisdom, Emptiness
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by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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"For as long as space endures, for as long as living beings remain, until then may I too abide, to dispel the misery of the world." All levels. The teachings on the bodhisattva's deeds are based on Shantideva's inspirational verses on Mahayana aspiration and practice. Composed over 1,000 years ago, they are still widely regarded as the most authentic and complete guide for the practitioner dedicated to the enlightenment of all beings. A classic, ranging in scope from simple practical...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Shantideva, Bodhisattva, Way of Life,...
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Choden Rinpoche
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Lord Atisha, the 11th-century Indian Buddhist scholar and saint, came to Tibet at the invitation of the king of Western Tibetand his nephew. His coming initiated the period of the "second transmission" of Buddhism to Tibet, formative for the Sakya, Kagyu and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Lord Atisha's most celebrated text, entitled Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part of the...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Atisha, Lam Rim, Tse Chen Ling, Choden Rinpoche
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by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Overview of Tantra in Tibetan Buddhism Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa December 19, 2006 Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa provides an overview of Tantra (Vajrayana) Buddhism. With a firm foundation in the Buddhist sutra teachings, tantra practitioners employ specific practices. The distinction among the types of practitioners, the causal and resultant paths, the four classes of tantra are made. A must hear for those seeking to gain an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and Vajrayana (Tantra).
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Meditation, Clear Light, Illusory Body, Highest...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Choden Rinpoche
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Empowerment into the Practice of Vajrayogini RESTRICTED TO THOSE WITH HIGHEST YOGA TANTRA "In the practice of Highest Yoga Tantra, try to focus on everything causing great bliss within you. Try to transform everything you see, hear or think about so that it causes great bliss. Then, use that bliss to understand emptiness. This is an important point...Thus, your enjoyments will increase your concentration on bliss and emptiness." Lama Zopa Rinpoche from A Chat About Heruka Ven. Choden...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist teachings, Buddhist
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Arjia Rinpoche
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Ven. Arjia Rinpoche Story of Life in Tibet, Escape from Tibet, Life in the West This great lama, the abbott of Kumbum monastery tells his life story. From his early childhood in Tibet, the invasion of the chinese, suppression of religious freedom, the cultural revolution, escape from Tibet and his life here in the Bay Area. Ven. Arjia Rinpoche was the Abbot of Kumbum Monastery, one of the six great centers of Buddhism in Tibet. He was born in Eastern Tibet to Mongolian nomads and as a young boy...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
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"We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace." The Dalai Lama The Buddha observed that the cause of our pain and suffering is actually the disturbing emotions we all experience. Using proper techniques we can free ourselves from emotions like depression, anger and resentment and become happy. This series of talks looks at basic Buddhist psychology - how the mind works and how to...
Topics: buddhism, tibetan buddhism, emotions, tse chen ling, karuna cayton, Jon landaw, lhundrup nyingje,...
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Grounds and Paths of Secret Mantra Restricted to those with Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment. "In brief, the Buddhahood achieved over countless eons, you will attain in this birth, through the most excellent bliss, or the state of Vajradhara." An overview of the structure of the tantric path. Tantra distinguishes itself in particular through a unique combination of method and wisdom, achieved through meditation on the perfect form of a Buddha as completely devoid of true existence....
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Meditation, Yoga Tantra, Highest Yoga Tantra,...
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Six Preliminary Practices The Six Preparatory Practices adorning the Buddha's sublime doctrine explaining how to perform the preliminaries to a meditation session, such as cleaning the room, setting up offerings, arranging the seat and so forth. Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Lamrim, Stages of the Path, Meditation, Bodhicitta, Wisdom, Emptiness, Offerings, Mandala, Seven Limb Prayer
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"For as long as space endures, for as long as living beings remain, until then may I too abide, to dispel the misery of the world." All levels. The teachings on the bodhisattva's deeds are based on Shantideva's inspirational verses on Mahayana aspiration and practice. Composed over 1,000 years ago, they are still widely regarded as the most authentic and complete guide for the practitioner dedicated to the enlightenment of all beings. A classic, ranging in scope from simple practical...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Shantideva, Bodhisattva, Way of Life,...
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Key to the Middle Way Commentary on a Text by His Holiness Dalai Lama Homage to the perfection of wisdom His Holiness Dalai Lama wrote this insightful text on emptiness, specifically for a western audience. Many of us do not have the time to do extensive study on the very subtle and profound meaning of emptiness or selflessness. Yet with our analytical background, the subject matter is of interest to those who are exploring the Buddhas teachings. With acute precision, His Holiness imparts many...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, His Holiness Dalai Lama, Special Insight, Concentration,...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Sarah Thresher
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Moving Forwards on the Spiritual Path Deepening Inner Confidence and Trust How do doubt and fear hold us back on the spiritual path? And how can we replace the outer struggle with an inner joy? Join us for this unexpected and previously unannounced evening with Ven Sarah, which will explore the roles of confidence and faith. Buddhism, Hopes, Fears, Loving Kindness, Discovering Buddhism, Psychology, Philosophy, Tibetan Buddhism
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This is ongoing class is part of the FPMT Basic Program (an intermediate level series) and is open to anyone who wants an in-depth presentation of the entire Buddhist Path as taught in Lama Tsongkhapaâs Middle Length Lam Rim, or Middling Stages on the Path to Enlightenment. This class will focus primarily on the practice of the Six Perfections, which forms the basis of the deeds of a Bodhisattva. These six perfections are generosity, ethical discipline, patience, joyous effort, concentration,...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Mahayana, Bodhicitta, Emily Hsu
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by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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"Emptiness is dependent arising; dependent arising is emptiness." Geshe Dakpa provides an overview of the unique Buddhist philosophy of emptiness; the lack of inherent existence of self and phenomena. Conjoined with the understanding of dependent arising, the view can begin to change our experience. Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Lamrim, Stages of the Path, Meditation, Bodhicitta, Wisdom, Emptiness, Selflessness of Person, Selflessness of Phenomena, Geshe Dakpa,...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Buddhist teachings
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Steve Carlier
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Ven. Steve Carlier teaches on the Three Principal Paths. These three paths are the minds of renunciation, bodhicitta, and the correct view of emptiness and are said to be the foundation for all higher teachings. Ven. Steve has spent the last 16 years at Sera Je Monastery in South India as one of a handful of Westerners in the Geshe program. His depth of experience and understanding of the Tibetan Buddhist path are exceptional and his unassuming, friendly manner and clear teaching style make him...
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Shantidevas Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life Chapter 9 Wisdom Chapter "For as long as space endures, for as long as living beings remain, until then may I too abide, to dispel the misery of the world." The teachings on the bodhisattva deeds are based on Shantideva's inspirational verses on Mahayana aspiration and practice. Composed over 1,000 years ago, they are still widely regarded as the most authentic and complete guide for the practitioner dedicated to the enlightenment of...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Choden Rinpoche
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Ven. Choden Rinpoche Eight Verses on Thought Transformation Eight Verses for Training the Mind The basic text is over eight hundred years old, shortly after the teachings of Indian master, Atisha. These teachings are part of the lojong (mind training) teachings. Geshe Langri Tangpa (1054-1123), one of the direct disciples of Drom Tonpa, the chief disciple of Atisha, set down the extremely profound lojong teachings in just eight verses. By thinking of all sentient beings as even better than a...
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Learn what we mean by cyclic existence or "samsara", and what we mean by suffering as well as how to work with and eliminate that suffering. If "samsara" is a condition of our mind, how do we escape the cycle and achieve "nirvana" or liberation. How do we practically work with this understanding while working, going to school and living our ordinary lives? Empower yourself with practical tools and meditations to understand, deal with and eliminate disturbing...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Samsara, Nirvana, Ven. Lobsang Chokyi
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Grounds and Paths of Secret Mantra Restricted to those with Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment. "In brief, the Buddhahood achieved over countless eons, you will attain in this birth, through the most excellent bliss, or the state of Vajradhara." An overview of the structure of the tantric path. Tantra distinguishes itself in particular through a unique combination of method and wisdom, achieved through meditation on the perfect form of a Buddha as completely devoid of true existence....
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Stages of the PathLamrim Special Insight "With study comes understanding; but this must be put to use. It is therefore vital to put as much as one can of what one has studied into practice." The Stages of the Path (lam.rim) is the celebrated synthesis of the essential teachings of sutra, from guru devotion and renunciation up to supreme altruism and the view of the Middle Way. Based on the classical Middling Lam.rim studied in monasteries, these teachings are easy to understand and...
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UttaratantraSublime Continuum of Mahayana I bow to the one who, with no beginning, middle or end, has a serene stillness and is clear-minded and fully evolved, who became clear from his own aspects and once clear, shows fearless, constant paths of the mind to bring realisation to those with no realisation One of the major texts studied in all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Maitreyas Sublime Continuum clarifies the meaning of our Buddha potential, in particular the emptiness of the mind that...
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Introduction to Emptiness Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa "Emptiness is dependent arising; dependent arising is emptiness." Geshe Dakpa provides an overview of the unique Buddhist philosophy of emptiness; the lack of inherent existence of self and phenomena. Conjoined with the understanding of dependent arising, the view can begin to change our experience. Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Lamrim, Stages of the Path, Meditation, Bodhicitta, Wisdom, Emptiness, Selflessness of...
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Six Session Guru Yoga Restricted Students who have taken a mahanuttaratantra initiation in the Gelug tradition, undertakes a commitment to recite the Six Session Guru Yoga prayer daily. Tantra, Guru Yoga, Empowerment, Tantric Vows, Bodhisattva Vows, Refuge
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Grounds and Paths of Secret Mantra Restricted to those with Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment. "In brief, the Buddhahood achieved over countless eons, you will attain in this birth, through the most excellent bliss, or the state of Vajradhara." An overview of the structure of the tantric path. Tantra distinguishes itself in particular through a unique combination of method and wisdom, achieved through meditation on the perfect form of a Buddha as completely devoid of true existence....
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Steps on the Path (Lamrim) Precious Human Rebirth Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the steps on the path to enlightenment are presented in a very structured manner. This approach helps guide the student from preliminary practices and small scope all the way through more advanced levels of study to complete enlightenment. Geshe Dakpa discusses the many opportunities we have as humans to understand and practice the dharma, leading us out of cyclic existence. The...
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Stages of the PathLamrim Special Insight "With study comes understanding; but this must be put to use. It is therefore vital to put as much as one can of what one has studied into practice." The Stages of the Path (lam.rim) is the celebrated synthesis of the essential teachings of sutra, from guru devotion and renunciation up to supreme altruism and the view of the Middle Way. Based on the classical Middling Lam.rim studied in monasteries, these teachings are easy to understand and...
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Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi Calm Abiding Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi gives some insight into how we can develop our meditation practice.
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UttaratantraSublime Continuum of Mahayana I bow to the one who, with no beginning, middle or end, has a serene stillness and is clear-minded and fully evolved, who became clear from his own aspects and once clear, shows fearless, constant paths of the mind to bring realisation to those with no realisation One of the major texts studied in all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Maitreyas Sublime Continuum clarifies the meaning of our Buddha potential, in particular the emptiness of the mind that...
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Geshe Dakpa Dependent Arising
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Basic Buddhist Studies Program Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Wheel of Sharp Weapons Mahayana Mind Training Tse Chen Ling Center And thus bodhisattvas are likened to peacocks: They live on delusions those poisonous plants. Transforming them into the essence of practice, they thrive in the jungle of everyday life. Whatever is presented they always accept, while destroying the poison of clinging desire The study of this classic text in the lojong (mind training) genre, seeks to elucidate the means to...
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Wheel of Sharp Weapons Mahayana Mind Training And thus bodhisattvas are likened to peacocks: They live on delusions those poisonous plants. Transforming them into the essence of practice, they thrive in the jungle of everyday life. Whatever is presented they always accept, while destroying the poison of clinging desire The study of this classic text in the lojong (mind training) genre, seeks to elucidate the means to develop and enhance the Mahayana attitude. With this attitude, one aspires to...
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Tse Chen Ling is pleased to host Dr. Tsewang Tamdin who is currently doing a tour in the US explaining the concepts of Tibetan Medicine and offering consultations. Dr. Tamdin's schedule: Mind & Body Health in Tibetan Medicine & Astrology - Friday November 16th, 7pm-9pm Land Of Medicine Buddha, 5800 Prescott Road, Soquel - Donation: $20\/Phone: (831) 462-8383 Private Consultations By Appointment with Dr. Tamdin and Astrologer Saturday Nov 17th, 9am - 3pm Dakota Health Center, 111 Dakota...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Medicine, Tibetan Medicine, Body, Mind, Health
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Sunday morning service is a great way to inspire your week. Join us for a short guided meditation, group prayers, and a short inspirational talk with resident teacher, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, or special guests if Geshe-la is out of town. This group is all the services in June, 2010.
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Sunday morning service is a great way to inspire your week. Join us for a short guided meditation, group prayers, and a short inspirational talk with resident teacher, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, or special guests if Geshe-la is out of town. This group is all the services in July, 2011.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Songs of Experience
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"When you stop the thought of disliking problems and establish the thought of liking them, your problems appear as beneficial, wonderful things." -Lama Zopa Rinpoche This Discovering Buddhism class runs for 8 weeks and is meant for advanced beginner and intermediate students, although complete beginners are welcome. We'll explore the ways we can learn to transform how we normally approach difficulties in our lives into our spiritual path. We'll use presentation of material,...
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This class is a part of our 2 year ongoing Discovering Buddhism program. It is open to anyone with a desire to learn the Buddha's teaching and is particularly helpful in that the subject matter, Bodhicitta, literally 'Mind of Enlightenment' is commonly referred to as the heart of the Buddha's teaching. This class lays the foundation for further study and investigation and has many integration practices to put into practice the concepts taught. The following quote by Lama Yeshe might be helpful...
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This is a restricted class for those who have received a highest yoga tantric empowerment and do this commitment daily. A rare opportunity to look deeply at this profound practice and understand its visualizations and underlying meanings. Geshe-la will include commentary on the full practice as well as both the Bodhisattva Vows as well as the Tantric Vows. Student level is intermediate to advanced over the course of 5 class sessions.
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
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Why is so much importance put on the "guru-disciple" relationship in Tibetan Buddhism? The interaction between student and teacher goes way beyond formal teachings and is deeper and more effective than anything we can learn in books or on the web. Teachers are a living demonstration of the dharma. They inspire us to think: "I can do it." They make the path something alive, possible and very, very real. But of course we need to become suitable disciples before we find a...
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Surviving the Dragon opens a window to events from inside Tibetan-Chinese history during the final half of the twentieth century, a conflict that continues today between China and its ethnic minorities. Arjia Rinpoche is on a book tour to discuss his newly published autobiography. He will present the book by talking about his facinating life and the events in Tibet that took place during his life there.
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Foundation of All Good Qualities Text by Lama Je Tsong Khapa The Foundation of All Good Qualities is a complete lam rim (Stages of the Path) commentary by Lama Je Tsong Khapa. The text is a short prayer in verse form, yet it contains all of the main points of the Buddhist path as outlined in the more extensive commentaries of the Nalanda tradition. Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa offers a scholar perspective to provoke thought and inspire practice. Lam rim, Stages of the Path, Wisdom of Emptiness,...
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KarmaThe Law of Cause and Effect "What goes around comes around" is a simple idea of how what we do now becomes what kind of experience we have later. The Buddha taught that Karma is the true creator of our world and ourselves so if we truly understand what this means we can create the world we want. Karma, Cause and Effect, Reincarnation, Morality, Virtues, Nonvirtues, Four Opponent Powers, Actions, Results
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Stages of the PathLamrim Special Insight "With study comes understanding; but this must be put to use. It is therefore vital to put as much as one can of what one has studied into practice." The Stages of the Path (lam.rim) is the celebrated synthesis of the essential teachings of sutra, from guru devotion and renunciation up to supreme altruism and the view of the Middle Way. Based on the classical Middling Lam.rim studied in monasteries, these teachings are easy to understand and...
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Buddhist Philosophy; Tenets: Vaibashikya School Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Based on the idea that the Buddha taught different things to different people in line with their capacities, Tibetan scholars systematized the numerous trends in Indian Buddhist thought and taught the four schools of Tenets (Drubtha) as a means to approach the most profound philosophical teachings via more accessible levels. The text that is the basis for study of this subject gives a brief overview of the assertions on...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Wisdom, Emptiness, Geshe Dakpa, Vaibashikya
Source: Basic Buddhist Studies Program